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The Writer's Almanac

The Writer's Almanac®

with Garrison Keillor

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Garrison Keillor recounts the historical highlights of each day and reads a short poem or two.

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Today's Show

Monday's Poem: "Recipe for a Salad" by Sydney Smith. Monday's Literary Notes: It was on this day in 1939 that Nazi Germany invaded Poland, and World War II began. The day before, Nazis wearing Polish uniforms staged a fake attack on a German radio station. Hitler used this as a justification for war, announcing: "In order to put an end to this frantic activity no other means is left to me now than to meet force with force." A week before the invasion, Germany and the Soviet Union had signed a nonaggression pact and agreed to divide Poland between them. Once Germany no longer feared a Soviet retaliation, it was ready to attack Poland. Read more...

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